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TOPIC #411 - PHASE I SBIR CONTRACT - IMAGEDEPHI: IMAGE DE-IDENTIFICATION OF OR THE ACCELERATION OF CANCER RESEARCH

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 75N91020C00024
Agency Tracking Number: 75N91020C00024-0-9999-0
Amount: $397,457.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 37
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1712 Route 9
CLIFTON PARK, NY 12065-3104
United States
DUNS: 010926207
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Manthey
 (518) 371-3971
 david.manthey@kitware.com
Business Contact
 David Manthey
Phone: (518) 371-3971
Email: david.manthey@kitware.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

This project will produce a unified method for detection, anonymization, and review of Protected Health Information (PHI) in imaging data files, especially as found in whole slide images. In order to share imaging data for cancer research, data files need to be anonymized by removing all PHI without removing or degrading the data more than necessary. An expandable set of file format handlers will be used to read a wide variety of image data along with associated textual information. A set of algorithms will be developed that detect PHI in text and images. Images and text will be de-identified, modifying the original files while tracking provenance. A user interface will be developed to easily facilitate review of the de-identified results, enabling a researcher to confirm anonymization and to further process data files that were not fully deidentified. In developing the detection, modification, and review process, the quality of the results will be measured, allowing each step to be improved over time. This will reduce the burden of sharing imaging data between researchers, allowing a broader range of information to be used in research and clinical work.

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